A mother polar bear and her twin cubs walk across the snow

Activity One

Polar Bear Natural History


You'll use this first Activity to assess your knowledge of basic information about polar bear natural history. We hope this information is helpful when communicating about all polar bear facts – including size, feeding habits, cubs, adaptations, and population status. Some of this may be a review for many of you. However, please use this time to fill in any gaps you may discover in your knowledge and hopefully you'll finish this activity with several questions for PBI scientists and advisors.

Please note where Guiding Questions are included throughout the activities. These will help guide your online course experience.


  1. Understand polar bear natural history in order to make the case for the needed conservation strategy.

  2. Create linkages from captive to wild polar bears through communication opportunities.

Mother bear and her two cubs cuddled up to one another


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